Culturally Responsive Programs to Improve Access to Mental Health Services to Hispanics/Latinx Community

3:00pm - October 14, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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This one and half-hour online session will focus on culturally responsive programmatic efforts to improve access and utilization of behavioral health services among the Hispanic/Latinx community. The session will describe how these programs and strategies reduce disparities by addressing often cited barriers and promote behavioral health equity. The concept of cultural brokering and its use in across settings will be discussed and considerations and implementation of community mental health navigator programs will be described. This session will also outline lessons learned from implementation and recommendations for future work.

Who should attend? This is an intermediate-level workshop designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field.



About the presenter: 


Marilyn Sampilo, PhD, MPH.- Dr. Marilyn Sampilo is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in integrated behavioral health and health disparities among minority populations. She received her PhD in clinical child psychology with an emphasis in pediatric psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center, both of which allowed her to specialize in physical and mental health promotion and prevention efforts to address health disparities among underserved populations. She has extensive experience in the cultural adaptation of treatment and interventions for Hispanic/Latinx children and families and in community engagement and advocacy for this target population. She is currently a Psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health at Cleveland Clinic, leads the Center’s health equity and social justice initiatives and is a consultant and trainer on issues of diversity and cultural proficiency.


Please read the following before registering: 

  • The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system. 

  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone. 

  • After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.